The Spire by William Golding [U.K. FIRST EDITION] Third Impression ❧ 1970
The Spire by William Golding
U.K. FIRST EDITION / THIRD IMPRESSION  FABER & FABER London
Hardcover with clipped dust jacket and a cover price of 2.50 pounds.
Refurbished ex- school library copy in excellent condition.
Dust jacket is pristine. Minor trace wear-- now housed in an archival quality protective mylar jacket.
Book itself is also in beautiful shape. Cloth boards are prisitine. Binding tight. Small spot stain on top of text block [see photos] and a checkout card w/ stamp fixed to back endpaper. A beautiful copy!
Dean Jocelin has a vision: that God has chosen him to erect a great spire on his cathedral. His mason anxiously advises against it, for the old cathedral was built without foundations. Nevertheless, the spire rises octagon upon octagon, pinnacle by pinnacle, until the stone pillars shriek and the ground beneath it swims. Its shadow falls ever darker on the world below, and on Dean Jocelin in particular.
From the author of Lord of the Flies, The Spire is a dark and powerful portrait of one man's will, and the folly that he creates.